"He decided to approach this man and say 'why you following me?'" West asked.

Jeantel replied, "Yes sir."

When West asked if Martin could have attacked Zimmerman, Jeantel responded, "That's real retarded, sir."

"That's why you didn't do anything because you knew Trayvon Martin the fight, didn't you?" West said.

"No, sir," Jeantel replied, denying that she said Martin "approached" by Zimmerman.

"The man was behind Trayvon, sir ... close," Jeantel said.

The defense suggested to Jeantel that Martin may have been hiding before encounter with Zimmerman.

"If Trayvon Martin was getting ready to assault someone, he could call you back," West said.

"No, sir, he would not allow me on the phone with him I'd he was about to have a fight," Jeantel replied. "Trayvon would have told me he would call back if he were going to approach him."

Juror 5 shook her head and looked disapprovingly at West when he claimed Jeantel previously testified she could have heard Martin hit Zimmerman.

"He would not allow me on the phone if he was about to have a fight," Jeantel said.

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After lunch recess, questioning continued of Jeantel. The defense wanted the jury to hear the taped interview with the state again. The defense said the state asked if Martin said the man got out of the car, to which Jeantel answered, "you want that too?"

The defense suggested Jeantel the state fed her words. West asked Jeantel if she said that and she said she did not. Judge Debra Nelson said the jury would not hear the recording again unless Jeantel gave a conflicting answer.

West completed his cross-examination and de la Rionda started his redirect by joking if he was the "bald-headed dude" Jeantel referred to earlier in the day. De la Rionda started asking about her Haitian background and Jeantel said Creole is her first language. She said English is her third language and she can't read cursive.

De la Rionda limited his redirect questions, limiting what the defense could do on recross. West asked Jeantel about when she spoke English and Jeantel said she learned to speak Creole first, not speaking much English to her mother.

"I understand English really well," Jeantel said, but misunderstood a question from West seconds later about what "creepy a** cracker" meant in her culture. She said she didn't recall if Martin used the word "cracker."

As Jeantel was about to be released from questioning, the defense said they wanted to question Jeantel outside of the jury presence. She was allowed to go home but is still under subpoena. Jeantel appeared relieved and asked "can I use my phone?"

Zimmerman was in court on Thursday wearing a gray sport coat with a dress shirt and tie, seen talking intently with his attorney, former Local 6 legal analyst Mark O'Mara.

Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, claiming self-defense.

Jeantel bolsters prosecutors' contention that Zimmerman was the aggressor in his confrontation with Martin.  She says Martin told her a man was following him.

Later, she said she heard what sounded like Martin's phone earpiece drop into the grass and heard him say, "Get off! Get off!"

Prosecutor Richard Mantei called the state's next witness, Raymond MacDonald, a manager for T-Mobile. MacDonald authenticated cellphone records coming into evidence.

De la Rionda called witness Jennifer Lauer, who made the first 911 call, which contains the screams and the gunshot. She lived in the Retreat at Twin Lakes subdivision for three years before the shooting.

Lauer said she was watching TV when the shooting occurred. Her sliding glass door was open to the backyard.